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by Chris Lie,Jake T. Forbes

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ISBN: 1598167251
Author: Chris Lie,Jake T. Forbes
Language: English
Publisher: Tokyopop (August 30, 2010)
Pages: 208
Category: Manga
Subcategory: Comics
Rating: 4.6
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Ships from and sold by shawnek-rightstuf. I knew the basic plot of the first story, namely that it centered around Toby becoming the new Goblin King and Lord of the Labyrinth. So here's what I thought

Return to Labyrinth, Vol. 4. Jake T. Forbes, Chris Li. The first of the trilogy exceeded my expectations. I've never been a fan of anime and was preparing myself for disappointment when I read that Return to Labyrinth would be manga-style.

The first of the trilogy exceeded my expectations.

Jake T. Forbes, Chris Lie. Secrets are revealed as the reign of power passes from one heir to another. Toby has been named the next Goblin King and Lord of the Labyrinth, and the goblins are in an uproar. As heir to Jareth's throne, Toby hopes he can be more successful than he was in the human world, but first he must earn the respect of his subjects and learn to control the Labyrinth. His tutor in leadership and magic is Mizumi, the icy Queen of Moraine, but with each lesson, the young king finds himself drifting further away from his friends. Forbes (Author), Chris Lie (Author). Ships from and sold by shawnek-rightstuf. Book 2 of 4 in the Return to Labyrinth Series.

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Chris Lie, Jake T. After having survived his initial visit, Toby has returned home and has grown up. As he has grown he has noticed that many things have come very easily to him, even when under pressure.

Return to Labyrinth, Vol. 1 book. Book 3 of 4 in the Return to Labyrinth Series. Forbes created and wrote the series, and Chris Lie was responsible for the interior art. The covers for all four volumes were drawn by Kouyu Shurei. The series was published by Tokyopop. Return to Labyrinth is a four-part series starting with Volume I that was released in August 2006.

The books just promised so much at the end, and it ended not to be. It's all right though, as they were trying to send out a specific message that is similar to the one in Labyrinth.

Ships from and sold by shawnek-rightstuf. The books just promised so much at the end, and it ended not to be. One person found this helpful.

After having survived his initial visit, Toby has returned home and has grown up. As he has grown he has noticed that many things have come very easily to him, even when under pressure. Little does he know that Jareth, the Goblin King, has been looking


I have to say, as a huge Labyrinth and an anime/manga fan, I quickly ordered the books when I heard that they had made both. I knew the basic plot of the first story, namely that it centered around Toby becoming the new Goblin King and Lord of the Labyrinth. The reviews I read on this book were anything but encouraging, but as a devoted Labyrinth fan I decided to read them anyway and decide for myself. So here's what I thought:

First, I liked the idea of the story starring teenage Toby. I love Sarah, but I thought that it would be neat to see how Toby turned out, and found it exciting that he would starring in his own Labyrinth adventure. Unfortunately, while I like his design, I don't really like his personality. He's really just an average, kinda whiny, teenage kid. I found it neat that he's involved with theatre like his older sister, but, he doesn't seem to have her drive for fantasy and prefers slacking off and playing his Kingdom of Goblins video game. Throughout the book, Toby is pretty miserable, which I suppose is more realistic but not as fun to read.

Sarah only briefly appears in the beginning of the story, at Toby's play and later at his house making him dinner. Sarah seems to be very supportive of her younger brother, but I don't really think Toby is all that grateful. In fact, he's usually not that grateful in general. Sarah's personality is enjoyable, and seems to have matured since the movie but it still vibrant and fun. However, she has completely forgotten/given up on her fantasy, which is strange, but is probably important to the story later.

The Goblin King Jareth appears throughout the entire manga, and seems the like the same shape shifting spunky rockstar that he was in the movie, which I was quite relieved to see. I don't think that I could of handling a poor Toby AND a poor Jareth. His relationship with Toby seems to be that of a sort of guardian angel, which is kind of a different vibe that he had going on with him in the movie, so that was a bit confusing. You find out that Jareth was only using Toby to fulfill his own desires anyway, which would normally make me upset, if it weren't for the fact that Toby isn't that likable in the first place.

As for the side characters that did NOT make an appearance in the movie, Moppet is definitely my favorite. He backstory is vague but intriguing, and she's an all around mysterious but somehow still down to earth character. She's probably more likable than Toby ;). Skub, Toby's little goblin "friend", is a cute little guy, and you can't help but like him. As for Hana and Stank, well, I have mixed feelings. Stank is Hana's pet. He's like Ludo, but with the size and personality of a puppy. Since the only role he really plays is that of a fun pet, he's fun to have around. Hana is a fairy who had her wings plucked out by a pair of Goblins (long story) and is trying to get them back. While her personality isn't do pity her for the hard times that have fallen upon her. However, instead of looking sweet and innocent while really having a deceiving personality like the movie Labyrinth faeries, Hana looks like a mini hooker and has a loud personality. Muzimi, Queen of Moraine, and her two daughter Moulin and Drumlin, don't really make an appearance until the end, so their characters are largely unknown until the later books.

The story is intriguing, but the actual art inside the book is, well....not that great. Some of the drawings of Toby's faces have sent me laughing out loud, although I'm not sure that was the artist's intention....some of the humor is crude, but what do expect from a bunch of goblins :)? There are lots of little things in the story, like one liners, or drawings, that will certainly excite any Labyrinth watching fan. The nostalgia moments are few, but fun. Overall it didn't have a very Jim Henson feel, and I don't know how much someone who hadn't seen the movie would actually enjoy it. If you are a Labyrinth fan, though, keep in mind that there are four books, and they can go from $12.00 to $22.00, which, as a diehard Labyrinth fan, I'm willing to deal with, but if you get this book and don't really like it, well, the next books are better, so don't give up on them yet. If you did like this book, it only gets better from here :).
So, having seen the Labyrinth as a kid, I grew up curious about what happened next. -Always hoped sooner or later, Jareth and Sarah would hook up. Then I noticed in a bookstore one day that there was Labyrinth manga. So... not being a manga reader I avoided it for years... and then, eventually, just couldn't get it out of my head and had to buy it just to find out if Sarah and Jareth got together. That's all I wanted to know. ... ... ...If you're in the same boat as me, let me tell you, you'll have to buy all four books before you even get to see Sarah and Jareth share more than a page together... and well, I mean, I guess they didn't make it so that they don't end up together, but really, if you're looking for a happy ending - not the most satisfying. Still they're not terrible books. You just read a lot about Toby - who is about as interesting as a teen as he was as a child. I think they should have let him remain the macguffin, but that's just me. Anyhoo, not bad, but not satisfying.
This may or may not outrage you. For one thing the cover art is gorgeous, but the person who did that is NOT the artist for the actual manga. While good art doesn't always make up for a bad story, I feel like it would have made this series at least a little redeeming. The story is a little vague and you don't have much of a clue what is going on and what the end game will be, nor the reason for why some things are happening in the first place. As a manga it isn't all that great, and as a sequel to an amazing movie it's downright horrible.
I am very happy with this book, it did take me a minute to get into the story but once I was in I wanted to see what happens next.
The only reason I had to read this book was because it's the sanctioned sequel to the movie Labyrinth (dear god, may Hollywood be smart enough to NEVER touch that one). Yeah, it's manga. Not my favorite thing. Angular people freak me out. But it's Labyrinth so try it I must. Please keep in mind this is only the second manga I've read. The first being James Patterson's Maximum Ride which I wasn't fond of at all.

But this one? This one I liked. A lot. The drawings weren't so crazy angular, there wasn't any of that weird movement-as-words thing going on like there was in Maximum Ride. Basically this didn't come off as a rushed, scribbled piece of work. What was already established world looked a lot like it did in the movie, which I really liked. It makes me think that Labyrinth is still alive.

I'm not sure what they did with Sarah because she's a bit mannish. Maybe she's gone mousy. But from what I understand she plays a bigger role in the rest of the books so we'll wait and see. Jareth was a bit too feminine. I get he was a little effeminate in the movie (he wore way too much blue eye shadow not to be) but in here he just looked like a chick, period. Especially when he was in his principal's uniform. It was a little weird.

I wasn't too fond of the way Toby got into the Labyrinth. I felt it was a little too young for his character. He's supposed to be something like 16 and he chased a goblin because it stole his homework? Weird. But overall I liked where the plot was going and I want to know more about Moppet. It's nice that I can actually get all of the story from a manga; that I get what's going in, the pictures compliment the plot instead of override it and it all works together.

Ultimately I like being able to see what's beyond the Labyrinth and Jareth's throne room. There's a greater world here and this book delves into that, which is awesome. If you're a fan of Labyrinth, then you're definitely going to want to add these to your collection. I liked this first one so much that I immediately bought the other three. I can't wait to get to them! I still wish it was in a novelization because I would have liked it to have been more in depth but I'll take this. The visuals work, the story works and I like where it's going. What more do I need?
Great condition cute story and nice art style. Recommended for fans if this is the kind of tale they like. fast shipping and professional service

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